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Jul 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
chairman, patrick leahy approved the request. >>> the u.s. says a missing iranian scientist will be allowed to return to his homeland. sheram disappeared in june of 2009. iran has repeatedly claimed he was kidnapped by the u.s. the state department says he has been in the u.s. on his own free will. >>> the u.s. has detained a 12th person now in the russian spy ring investigation. federal law enforcement officials don't have enough evidence to charge him with a crime. he is being held on immigration violations right now and was expected to be deported from the u.s. later in the day. one of the key figures in the u.s., russian spy swap has had her british citizenship revoked. 28-year-old anna chapman was among ten suspects who pleaded guilty in new york last week and were deported. chapman, whose photos made her a new york tabloid sensation held both uk passport through her marriage to a british man. the couple later divorced. >>> doing more to prevent childhood drownings. that was the message from cullen jones. the gold medal winner went to a pool where a six-year-old girl drowned last month
CBS
Jul 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of the u.s. citizen. >> reporter: a group called al shin on claimed responsibility, a group the state department recognized as ties to al-qaeda. this is the first time the group has struck outside the home of somalia and that has american intelligence officials worried. they've become concerned somalia could be a breeding ground for terrorist. they want to overthrow the current somali government and replace it with muslim regime. and they use militants who fought in iraq, afghanistan to train them. and henn is the only u.s. citizen killed in the attacks but there is also talk of five other americans in the blast. joel brown, 9 news now. >>> a 16-year-old girl from ellicott, maryland is among those. emily kerstetter was with a group. the group was scheduled to return to the u.s. today. >>> cindy sheehan's bench trial begins today in d.c. superior court. she was among 8 anti war protestors arrested on march 20th after laying coffins at a white house fence. her son was killed in iraq back in 2004. she gained national attention after staging a prolonged demonstration in 2005. outside pres
CBS
Jul 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
unusual hearing today. the u.s. federal district court judge first addressed them by they're aliases, and then asked them to give their real names, a lot of them were in russian and also the dates of birth. all ten pled guilty to acting as a foreign agent without official permission and then that sets the stage for those ten convicted russian spies now to go to russia and in exchange for spies there coming here. cameras lined up outside a federal courthouse in manhattan with ten accused spies pled guilty as part of a spy swap. half a world away, a convicted spy has reportedly been moved from a russian prison for what could be the largest swap of secret agents since the cold war. igor sutyagin was accused of passing secrets to the c.i.a. russian news agencies said he is now in geneva but u.s. officials are not tipping their hand. >> i'm going to refer all inquiry about this matter to the justice department. >> reporter: the arrests here in the u.s. created diplomatic tension with russia and some speculate that a swap is the best solution, especially since it appears the accused russia
CBS
Jul 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in london. in an interview for face the nation, attorney general said the u.s. got a good deal. >> we essentially orchestrated a swap so that we had access or got back four people who had been charged in russia with conducting intelligence activities on behalf of western countries. >> reporter: a u.s. official tells cbs news that the cia director personally worked out details of the swap with his russian counterparts. once they had an agreement, president obama himself okayed the deal. the ten russian spies pleaded guilty to acting as unregistered agents of a foreign country. one of the few who operated under her real name is anna chapman but like the others she will have to start a new life in russia. >> i think she will spend some time with her family and make a decision of whether she wants to stay there or move on. what's important to her is her professional life, her business. >> reporter: some of the russian spies have children. a white house official reportedly says they are heading to russia where they will reunite with their parents. the fbi had been watching this grou
CBS
Jul 26, 2010 5:00pm EDT
on to try to find them, to search. the taliban says it won't return the sailor's body unless the u.s. release insurgent prisoners and leaders say they will soon decide the fate of the survivor. >>> it is one of the largest leaks of classified documents ever. an investigation is underway after a whistle-blowing website posted tens of thousands of documents detailing what is happening on the ground in afghanistan. joel brown has the latest from the white house where the obama administration is furious. >> the white house had tough words for the website that published 90,000 classified documents about the war in afghanistan. >> it poses a very real and potential threat to those that are working hard every day to keep us safe. >> reporter: the files were obtained and putt on-line by a website called wikileaks. the founder defended his position to go public with the documents. >> there does appear to be evidence of war crimes in this material. >> reporter: he says some documents reveal cover-ups when u.s. or allied sol years killed afghan civilians and others say that pakistan spy agency
CBS
Jul 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
after it is deleted. this worries that love our children u.s.a. that says the technology could be used to harass or bully. >> if parents, they want to report it or the police have to get involved, then there is absolutely no record of who sent that message. it's giving them license to cyber bully, to spread rumors. >> reporter: but tiger text, stresses the positive applications. and says that the bottom line is that texters, they need to be responsible for their actions. >>> and we hear that there are also self-destructing e-mail programs available. >> coming up next new at 5:30. >>> allegations of abuse against the teacher at the dc daycare. i'm surae chinn, hear from the mother making the allegations next. female announcer: from jennifer, for a limited time only, an incredible 12-piece living room for $599, with a sofa, chair, three tables, two lamps, and more. a 12-piece living room, just $599, only from jennifer. you don't have to spend a lot to have good taste. >>> the massive oil spill passes that benchmark. >>> you have seen that shocking video. now we have the real story behind
CBS
Jul 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the rock on all sides. this is our earthquake.u.s..gov. >> information is critical in knowing how far the ground shook and how close it was to the surface. tremors were found 150-miles from the epicenter. the people who contacted the usgs in reston are helping more than you know. >> the more we know, before the next really big catastrophic earthquake the better off we will be. we can do work now that will help to save lives. >> reporter: while no one was hurt in the quake, scientists say there could be stronger ones in our future. >> there's no place on the east coast that is truly safe. >> reporter: scientists say that we, if we don't feel an aftershock through the weekend we should be in good shape. incidentally here at headquarters did they did not record that earthquake or the aftershock this morning because they ran out of paper overnight. be assured there will be paper overnight and through the weekend and from now on. coming up at 6:00, we will talk about if a big one, potential for one here in our area, and you might be surprised what scientists have to say about that. reporti
CBS
Jul 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
today. that makes july the deadliest month for u.s. forces since the war began nine years ago. 66 service members have been killed this month in afghanistan, breaking the record set last month when 60 americans died. u.s. and alternate commanders warn casualties may climb as forces go on the offensive pushing further in to taliban territory and taking the fight to the enemy. >>> the u.s. soldier from potomac, maryland charged with leaking military secrets is in a virginia military jail. the private manning was flown from -- flown from kuwait to quantico to await trial. she believed to be responsible for the leak of tens of thousands of war logs that were posted on the wikileaks website. >>> the u.s. embassy in paris says two employees are undergoing medical tests after handling a suspicious letter. while they are being tested, french authorities are at the embassy trying to get a handle on what happened. an embassy spokesman says the employees in the mail room identified a suspicious letter and french authorities were summoned to examine it. >>> former first daughter chelsea clint
CBS
Jul 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
with more on these alleged negotiations. joel, fill us in. >> reporter: lesli, so far no u.s. government officials are going on the record about a potential change of spies. this new angle of the story being driven by a news conference in moscow. the family of a russian accused of spying for the united states claims there could be a spy swap as soon as thursday in london. dimitri sut cregen said his brother and others convicted of passing secrets to the u.s. will be exchanged for some of the suspects arrested last week for spying for russia here in the u.s. american officials met with the russian ambassador in washington but so far u.s. officials aren't talking about a possible swap. >> really, i would have to refer you to the justice department and any speculation about a swap. >> reporter: there is a long history of trading spies with russia that dates back to the cold war. now that relations have thawed, some speculate that both countries would like to avoid a high profile trial. the u.s. case was consolidated and moved to federal court in new york. an indictment was unsealed accusing
CBS
Jul 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
airport authorities tell us that a passenger on board u.s. airways flight 2032 has been taken into custody. now, we're told that the flight was holding on the airfield just after 3:00 this afternoon when police there got a call about an unruly passenger. the plane was ordered to gate 44 where that person was taken to custody shortly before 4:00. the incident is now being handled by the fbi. we have a crew working on this story and we'll bring you more information as soon as we get it in. >>> prosecutors say that his days on praying on boys are over. after the 50-year-old pleaded guilty to indecent liberties today in a courtroom in manassas. as part of the plea deal, three other sex charges, they were dismissed. persecutors say he used his position as an english teacher to get close to the students. also accused of leading a secret and disturbing life for 40 years. >> he has been a schoolteacher and a friend of the family. he took advantage of this young man and sexually molested him. >> reporter: court documents show that the 50-year-old's mo was to get boys trunk with shots of tequila. he
CBS
Jul 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
stashed another 20 grand and phony passports inside a second box. the third suspected spy was in the u.s. on a work visa that has since been revoked. inside his home agents found computer equipment capable of "communication." according to the documents he received $5000 from a russian agent last saturday and dropped it in an arlington park. it was all caught on tape. >> we don't know how successful they were at doing that. >> reporter: russian spy expert and author saying it is still unclear what information these deep cover agents were after and why. still, he says, it proves the russians long obsession. >> like they had in the cold war and still have. a kind of overvaluing of information that has been gathered by spies. >> reporter: we can tell you inside this letter it also states that the defendants, the couple living in arlington. since that arrest they have been trying to get family members to stay with family in russia. if convicted they face 25 years in prison. all three suspects will be back in court wednesday morning. >> wow. thank you so much. >>> some bright spots and some cl
CBS
Jul 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
my seat ten rows up, it was $5. >> reporter: kim palmer, senior editor for u.s. news and world report said it's not easy to avoid fees. >> you don't often realize until you get to the airport. >> reporter: to learn the rules of the runway, visit your carrier's website and go to a customer service or travel section to read the policies. on united cite, some of the biggest fees after baggage are for food. >> snack offerings for $7 each. so with that information you might want to bring your own food. >> reporter: blocking a flight through a real person on u.s. airways will cost you. >> they're adding $25 per ticket to purchase the reservations. >> reporter: palmer said dealer comparison sites like kayak have made it the best deal on airfares. >> the first bag is $25 and you get a free snack or drink. >> reporter: and don't count on just the advertised price. >> that's just the beginning of the frees and that leaves out a big chunk. >> reporter: unites does tell you this flight from $543 from d.c. to denver leaves out baggage fees, food or other items you might need. >> it's not fair to p
CBS
Jul 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in the northeast u.s., they expect to break the peak usage area today. >> for the next 90 minutes, we'll give you ideas on how to stay cool. peggy fox here with three novel suggestions on beating the heat. every hour or so, run your wrist under cool water for about a minute. >> also put water on your temples. a good wayed to do that is with one of -- ways to do that is with these spray bottles. if you don't have that, fill it out. a back of frozen peas will work. >> reporter: take that ice bag or frozen peas and put them behind the knee. and the ankle and that's suppose to do the trick. >> good stuff, peggy. for the latest on the heat alert including the updated advisories, current temperatures, and locations of cooling centers across our area, go to wusa9.com. >>> like every area, police are investigating to bank robberies that lead to a high-speed chase and gunfire. a pnc bank was robbed around 10:20 this morning. a second one was robbed an hour later. live where the officers were able to spot the robber, armando? >> reporter: that bank robber is describe right here near a cornfield behind me w
CBS
Jul 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
prime minister on his first trip to the u.s. the white house and congress want to know if there is any truth to the report that bp helped to push for the release of the convicted pan am bomber. we have more on david cameron's visit. >> reporter: lesli, the president and the prime minister did all they could today to emphasize that special relationship between the u.s. and the u.k. still there were some tough discussions to be had. president obama and british prime minister david cameron came out to face the press together and to say they both oppose the decision to release this man from custody. he's the only person convicted in the bombing of pan am flight 103 over scotland. >> it was a decision that should not have been made and one that we should learn from going forward. >> reporter: reports that oil giant bp may have lobbied for his freedom in exchange for oil contracts in libya dominated the new prime minister's first official visit to washington. >> the decision to release him was a decision made by the scottish government, and i haven't seen anything to suggest that the scottis
CBS
Jul 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
it the most sweeping financial reform since the great depression. the u.s. senate gave final approval today to the landmark legislation that is intended to protect borrowers from lending abuses. that measure gives the government the power to seize large troubled financial firms. the bill goes to president obama for his signature. >>> we have a consumer alert about crib safety. the government proposed new rules this week that would ban the sale of drop-side cribs. they call for stronger mattresses, sturdier hardware and the standard is likely to take effect next year. and just today the consumer product safety commission recalled 82,000 dropside cribs made by pottery barn kids. the sides can detach and children can suffocate or become entrapped. 32 children have died in drop- side cribs since 2000. >>> time to check out the evening rush with patranya in the traffic center. >> a travel alert for the west side of the capital beltway. right now slow from route 7 all the way to the mormon temple. you're looking at half an hour delay to factor a commute time accordingly this evening. on i-95 in v
CBS
Jul 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
secretary. the warns the u.s. faces another energy crisis as the demand for oil rises and supplies decline. >> as long as we are dependent on the internal combustion engine and 250 million vehicles, we are going to be seriously affected by what will be a substantial constraint in terms of oil production. unless we begin to move toward those electric vehicles and there's token movement, but not real movement towards them. >> you can hear the entire interview on platt's energy week sunday morning at 8 a.m. here on wusa 9. >>> we have now got video tonight, brand new video of a south african's couple with a 40-ton whale. it shows the whale actually jumping out of the water and on to the couple's yacht. as you can see it did not end well. it slammed on to the deck. the mast is literally snapped. somehow the couple was not hurt. but the boat is wracked. >> i think it had a bad chunk and grooves and slipped back in the water and disappeared and my first thought is let's start the engine and get out in case it was attacking us and then we started the engine. >> we were not taking water in so we k
CBS
Jul 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
blagojevich tried to sell the u.s. senate seat vacated by president barack obama. >> a utah polygamist leader convicted in a rape case is off the hook, at least for now. the state's highest court reversed the conviction of warren jeffs and ordered a new trial. jury instructions in the case were in error. jeffs was convicted of felony rape. >> coming up next, no cigarettes allowed. signs may soon be going up that bans smoking within 25 feet of many area buildings. >>> and coming up new at 6:00, killed for just $10. tonight, the wife of a local man murdered in california speaks out. plus, the latest on the deadly investigation. >> and don't forget, we are always on at wusa9.com. stay with us, we will be right back after the break. [ music throughout ] [ male announcer ] looking for a complete picture of your money? meet pnc virtual wallet. it comes with a calendar that shows you all your finances at once. it lets you know when your money's going out. and when it's coming in. it even tells you when you're running low. we call that danger days. it's built to help you see your money in a whole n
CBS
Jul 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
-section rate has sky rocketed in the u.s. in the past 40 years it's gone from 5% in 1970 to more than 31% in 2007. some doctors have had legitimate concerns about it because there can be complications. >> the major risk of a vbac is rupture. >> reporter: baby or mother that is diabetic is too risky to induce. the clock is ticking for zan, who is already overdue. >> in the end we want a healthy due. >> reporter: however it is delivered. sandra hughes, cbs news, los angeles. >> and doctors will tell you if you have high blood pressure or pregnant with twins, having a vbac is not recommended. >>> 9 news now at 5:00 has concluded. it's final for 9
CBS
Jul 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
and click on our living well page. >>> 26 million people smoke marijuana both legally and illegally in the u.s. medical marijuana is now legal in 14 states and the district. in colorado, medical marijuana has been legal for a decade and denver's paper has hired a pot reviewer who goes by the name of william bereaves, and like a restaurant, he reviews dispensaries and the quality of the marijuana they sell. >> he has his journalism degree. he was a good writer and he can also spell. >> taste it. try and taste the smoke as it comes out. like i was saying, it has a real woody finish. and then after a few hits of it, you feel what type of buzz it is and what it is doing to my body. >> he has been smoking for 15 years, but now his medicine pays his mortgage and he will never get used to collecting a paycheck for taking hits. >>> the cbs evening news is less than an hour away and anchor, katie couric joins us live from new york city with a preview and katie, we understand you have an investigation involving a soldier from our area? >> that's right, from great mills, maryland, in fact lesley. his
CBS
Jul 5, 2010 5:00pm EDT
chaplain in the u.s. navy. and he ended his 27-year navy career as the chief of navy chaplain. >>> a heat advisory goes into effect for our area at noon tomorrow. meteorologist, devon lucie, is on the weather terrace with just how hot it's going to get, devon? >> reporter: temperatures could reach as many as 100 degrees. let's talk about this evening's weather. current temperatures is where we stand. already a couple hundred degree readings out there. it looks like fredericks maryland. even as you head into northern parts of virginia. 100 degrees as you head over towards winchester. temperatures will be, i don't know if you could call that cooling off. we will be dropping off out here towards 9:00 tonight and southwest breeze, if any, five to ten miles per hour. we'll take you to some specific areas. first let's two to fairfax county. and we're looking for temperatures out there. stilled holding true. 94 as we go to cleveland park in the distribute and montgomery county, anywhere from the mixture of getting into the lower 90s for some cases and still in the mid-90s. still even hotter than
CBS
Jul 19, 2010 5:00pm EDT
to get it back is to repay a $3,000 loan to the u.s. embassy. >> even though he was forced to stay in cairo, forced to stay in a rundown hotel. forced to eat at fast food restaurants from coupons handed out by the embassy, now he has to suffer the indignity of having to repay the government for forcing him to do this. it's just not fair. it's un-american. >> i was shocked when the kid born in fairfax hospital cannot come to his house. >> as we talked to them outside of their home, a small american flag flying in the front yard. flying for the country they love, a country they still stand behind. >> i'm not upset. i >> we should tell you tonight that yaya says he was not mistreated during his time in egypt, however folks here at count sill repeatedly interrogated, forced to take polygraph tests, even asked to become a spy when he returned here to the state. coming up new at 6:00, swreel more on that and more on why they called the no fly list unconstitutional. leslie. >> thank you for that. >>> a former fairfax county pastor pleaded guilty today to molesting two boys back in th
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